Replication data for: Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico

David Atkin
This paper presents empirical evidence that the growth of export manufacturing in Mexico during a period of major trade reforms (the years 1986 to 2000) altered the distribution of education. I use variation in the timing of factory openings across commuting zones to show that school drop-out increased with local expansions in export-manufacturing industries. The magnitudes I find suggest that for every 25 jobs created, one student dropped out of school at grade 9 rather...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.